913. Acquisition of land by an airport operator.

A relevant airport operator1 may be authorised by the Secretary of State2 to acquire land compulsorily for any purpose connected with the performance of the operator's functions as such3. A relevant airport operator may also acquire land by agreement4.

A relevant airport operator may not, within 25 years of the date of acquisition, dispose of any land5 acquired compulsorily6 if it forms part of an airport or is attached to an airport and is administered with the airport as a single unit, or if it has, at any time since its acquisition, formed part of an airport or been so